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18 April 2016

Danish diabetes expertise reaches Mexico

Agreement

The University of Copenhagen has signed an agreement with the Mexican health authorities about training Mexican healthcare professionals in diagnosing and treating diabetes. 1,500 Mexican healthcare professionals will go through a training programme and extend their new knowledge to up to 150,000 Mexican healthcare workers.

The agreement with the Mexican health authorities was signed Thursday in the presence of Mexican President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.In the foreground Prorector Thomas Bjørnholm is signing the agreementnext to Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexican Foreign Minister. Photo: DR TV Avisen.

The agreement between the Mexican health authorities, the University of Copenhagen and Odense University Hospital was signed Thursday in the presence of Mexican President H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

“This agreement is a clear indication that Danish health research is at world-class level, also within the field of diabetes - and that our expertise is in demand across the world. It’s very meaningful if our researchers, through knowledge sharing and the development of online courses, can train and educate healthcare professionals in Mexico," says Prorector Thomas Bjørnholm, who is very pleased with the agreement.

A total of 1,500 Mexican healthcare professionals will undergo training in the course of the three-year project. They will receive training so they can pass on their new knowledge to up to 150,000 Mexican healthcare workers.

A platform for export

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be allowed to pioneer the development of a technological solution that will help a huge country like Mexico combat its diabetes challenge. The future collaboration is innovative and can give Denmark a unique platform for the export of healthcare solutions,” says Professor of Rehabilitation Henning Langberg from the University of Copenhagen, one of the key persons in this venture.

Mexico does not have similar agreements with other countries.

Contact

Chief Advisor Charlotte Autzen
Communications
Telephone: +45 2875 4264
Mail: chau@adm.ku.dk